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  • Ireland’s longitudinal study of children, tracking the lives of over 8,500 nine-year-olds, has published its first major report. Growing Up in Ireland – The lives of 9-year-olds was launched on 7 December 2009 at the Study’s inaugural research conference in Dublin.

  • Leading UK social scientists met at Beijing Normal University on 17–18 December 2009 for discussions with Chinese researchers about data resources that underpin social research.

  • The Millennium Cohort Study’s ‘sister’ project in France has finally secured funding for the first round of data collection.

  • Focusing on Scottish data, this report, published 15 December 2009 by the Scottish Government, presents findings from the third survey of the UK-wide Millennium Cohort Study (MCS3).

  • Demos, a think tank focusing on power and politics, released a major report on 8 November identifying strong links between parenting style and character development in children.

  • Lisa Calderwood of CLS will be making a feature presentation on 13 November at this two-day workshop in Canberra, Australia. The workshop, which is being held by FaHCSIA and the ARACY ARC/NHMRC Research Network, will bring together an exciting group of expert presenters, researchers and...

  • Professor Dan A. Black will be giving a lunchtime talk at the Institute of Education on Tuesday 10 November on the 1997 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Dan A. Black is a professor and deputy dean at the Harris School and a senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center,...

  • The fifth sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study is scheduled to take place in 2012 when the cohort children will be aged 11.

  • The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are collaborating to establish a Cohort Resources Facility which will promote and showcase the UK’s world leading portfolio of cohort studies and provide a dedicated resource for all cohort studies through the...

  • CLS Director Professor Heather Joshi presented a paper on this question, at the International Population Conference in Morocco,1 October. It related the cognitive and behavioural development of school-age children to mothers’ employment in babies’ first year. Evidence came from the British Cohort...